Ribit in the media

New Research Report on the Impact of Internships

From the existing annual higher education graduate employment survey data we know that where students study and what they study both have a significant influence on their employment prospects when they graduate. However, a new research report released by CSIRO Data61’s Ribit shows that beyond these factors, course-integrated work is key to improving graduate employability and …

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Avenue to jobs for TAFE students

The CSIRO’s Data61 has signed up TAFE Digital, the large online education arm of TAFE NSW, to a partnership which will help its students find internships and jobs. TAFE Online students will be able to sign up to the job matching platform run by Data61 to be data matched to available positions in emerging areas such as …

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New collaboration helps bridge the tech skills gap

TAFE Digital, Australia’s largest online education provider, and, a student jobs-matching platform, which is part of CSIRO’s Data61 have announced a collaboration that will help connect TAFE Digital students to Australian startups and innovative companies offering jobs and work experience in emerging areas such as big data analytics, cybersecurity, fintech, medtech and artificial intelligence.

Student work placements: business, universities must help

There have been recent reports of companies offering unpaid internships to students for a fee and students paying up to $1000 for a placement. Should university students be expected to pay for work experience with business? We need to ask why is this happening and what can we do about it.